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ESNH Part 1: Advanced Building Science (Toronto)

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Join us for our 2017 ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Advanced Building Science builder workshop as industry expert Andy Oding of Building Knowledge examines key topics in the construction of high performance homes and provides a solid foundation for other ENERGY STAR® training.

Advanced Building Science is a highly-recommended pre-requisite for Part 2: ESNH 2017 Standard.

This is a must-attend workshop for those who:

  • Are new to the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes program
  • Have new staff who need to better understand your business
  • Have new or existing suppliers who need to understand high-performance home building
  • Could use a building science refresher

What you will learn:

  • Strategies for more effective building envelope construction, moisture control, and air movement through the built structure;
  • An examination of current building issues and solutions to reduce material, labour and warrant costs while improving cycle and process times;
  • About new products, foundation options, new ventilation and heating systems.

Who should attend:

Home builders • interior designers • contractors • architects • project managers • developers • product manufacturers • real estate representatives • consultants • industry stakeholders.

When & Where:
Sept 28, 2017 – 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
BILD offices, 20 Upjohn, Toronto, ON

Cost (until September 8)
HBA member Early Bird price – $225 +HST.
Non-member Early Bird price – $249 +HST.


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Andrew Oding – LEED, AP, CEA

A Senior Building Science Associate for Building Knowledge Canada (Cambridge Ontario) and Chair of CHBA’s Net Zero Energy Housing Council,  Andrew has more than 20 years of experience in the residential building industry. Andrew’s extensive background as a Framer, Site Supervisor, Purchasing Director, Product Development Manager and Director of Operations brings a unique, insightful and real-life practicality to building science principals and their in-field applications. He possesses the unique ability to engage and educate people regarding building science principals and the practical, clear application of “Good Building Science” in real-life field conditions. Andrew is also a Certified Energy Evaluator (CEE) and LEED Accredited Professional (AP). He is current Chairperson for the Ontario Homebuilders/EnerQuality Technical committee; Vice-Chair for Natural Resources Canada’s ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Technical committee; former Chairperson of the CaGBC LEED for Homes Technical Assessment committee; OHBA representative to Ministry of Housing-Ontario Technical Advisory committee and Chair of the CHBA.  Andrew has assisted with revisions to: the 2012 Ontario Building Code (Part 7- 9-12) and OHBA Advisory/ Steering committee: Best Practice Guide to Basements/ Below Grade Construction.

About EnerQuality

EnerQuality is Canada’s #1 certifier of energy efficient homes and the market leader in residential green building programs. Founded in 1998 by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA), EnerQuality’s mission is to accelerate housing innovation to improve building performance.


Interested participants can register online.

If you have any further questions please contact our office at 416-447-0077 or via email at Jessika@EnerQuality.ca.

Cancellation Policy

EnerQuality endeavours to be as flexible as possible with our cancellation policy.  In the event you are unable to personally attend a workshop, you may, with prior notice, substitute another representative from your company. A refund (less $50 administration fee) will be issued for cancellations made up to 14 days in advance of the workshop. Contractual obligations and agreements with third parties may require for the policy to be amended or revised from time to time. EnerQuality reserves the right to reschedule, relocate, or cancel events. Should this be required, we will provide prior notice to all registrants.

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Instructor: Andy Oding, Building Knowledge
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